2023 Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Founder & CEO
Art Sebastian is the Founder & Retail Strategist at Nexchapter LLC, a consulting firm he started this summer to work with retailers, brands, and technology companies. He is focused on helping companies with digital transformation, omni-channel marketing, retail media networks and go-to-market strategy.
Most recently, Art served as Vice President of Omni-Channel Marketing at Casey’s, the third largest convenience retailer in the US. Art led the formation of a new organization responsible for marketing, advertising, personalization, media, communications, community, digital experiences, e-commerce, loyalty, and the Brand Center of Excellence. Art joined Casey’s in the Fall of 2018. During his time with Casey’s, he led the implementation of an enterprise grade tech stack, grew the digital business, launched a leading loyalty program, and developed a world class team.
Prior to joining Casey’s, Art was VP of Digital Shopping & E-Commerce at Meijer where led their digital transformation and launched their e-commerce business. Art also spent a decade on the CPG-side as VP of Category Leadership with Kraft Foods and SVP of Strategic Clients with IRI Worldwide. Art began his career in retail working in stores at the age of 15 and progressed through Stores, Operations, Merchandising and Marketing roles.
Art is a graduate of DeVry University and has completed Executive Education programs at MIT Sloan School of Management and Cornell University. Art serves on the Shoptalk Advisory Board and is a member of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Art, his wife of 10 years Jodi, 9-year-old son Jaxon, 7-year-old daughter Savannah and 5-year-old son Jude reside in Clive, Iowa. When not working, Art coaches soccer, basketball, and baseball. Each year Art looks forward to Daddy-Daughter dance as part of his Savi’s Dance Studio program. Art and his wife enjoy country music concerts, travel, good food and wine.